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News Magazine of the Screen, The (Vol. 2, Issue 6)


Published 1952/02


Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom presentation. Includes: Dwight D. Eisenhower enters 1952 Republican party primary; blizzard at California's Donner Pass; Winston Churchill visits the United States; nuclear test at Frenchman's Flat, Nevada; Italian man sculpts human and animal figurines out of raw vegetables; new camera developed to track guided missiles in flight; history and landmarks of the Territory of Hawaii; captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen and his heroism at the helm of sinking freighter "Flying Enterprise."


Run time 22:59
Producer Warner Pathé News
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

Shotlist

0:56:00 - THE WORLD IN THE CAMERA
Volunteer political workers walk through entrance marked Eisenhower
headquarters / Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. enters Dwight Eisenhower
as candidate in New Hampshire Republican primary election...stands in front
of large blow-up photograph on wall of Eisenhower image (SYNCH-SOUND) /
Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (NATO) speaks
(SYNCH-SOUND) / pretty volunteer worker mails political leaflets...sign
reads; WE LIKE IKE...also, I LIKE IKE buttons
(In March, Eisenhower won New Hampshire primary, defeated major challenger,
Robert Taft, and so began his successful bid for the presidency

0:58:35 - After blizzard, people shovel out from ten foot of snow...
people also stand on top of twenty foot of snow / aerial over snow
covered Donner Pass (California) / VS railroad train plowing its way
through thick piles of snow on rails / marooned people, rescued from
snowbound train

1:01:22 - WS Queen Mary ocean liner at sea / Queen Mary enters
NYC harbor / Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain & NYC Mayor,
Vincent Impellitteri (brief) / Winston Churchill stands in doorway of
airplane, takes off his hat / airliner lands Washington DC...military guard
salutes with rifles / Churchill debarks plane...greeted by President Harry
Truman, they shake hands ( Anthony Eden, also there) / Churchill & Truman
aboard yacht, Williamsburg...Churchill gently puffs on cigar / Winston
Churchill speaks to joint session of US Congress, says, America should keep
control of nuclear weapons...gets applause (SYNCH-SOUND). Also, brief of Bess Truman & Margaret Truman in gallery to listen to speech)
(Churchill visits Truman for talks about Cold War foreign policy questions
January 5, 1952)

1:03:08 - Army troops in the field watch nuclear explosion near
ground zero. General Mark Clark among those to observe blast
(Test site at Frenchmen's Flat, Nevada)

1:04:50 - HANDICRAFT
Man sculpts animal & human figurines out of raw vegetables
(Luigi Livraghi of Milan, Italy)

1:06:15 - SCIENCE
VS new camera and its parts in detail (to film guided missiles in flight)

1:08:00 - KNOW YOUR NATION
Historic retrospective on Hawaii followed by VS MONTAGE of tourist
landmarks. Some of the more interesting shots in BRIEF: WS ocean waves,
Hawaii coast...and mountains / crane drops load of sugar cane / pineapple
pickers / Hawaiian hula dancer / surfboard riders / WS Honolulu / Aloha
Tower / University of Hawaii campus / cattle graze on plain / Mauna Loa
volcano erupts / fishing feast on beach / young girls dance hula / pair of
palm trees against sky
(Hawaii entered union as 50th State, August, 1959)

1:13:42 - PERSONAL HEROISM
VS freighter (Flying Enterprise, Isbrandsten Line) sinks in storm tossed
ocean waters of North Atlantic / sailors remove headgear, in salute, as
ship's bow goes down under the sea / rescued captain of ship, Henrik Kurt
Carlsen, comes home a hero to cheering crowds / Captain Carlsen cheered
by crowd at airport in NYC / ticker tape parade up lower Broadway for
Captain Carlsen / Crowd in Woodbridge, NJ, cheer and parade for returning
home town hero / Captain Carlsen, speaks to crowd...I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT
ALL! (SYNCH-SOUND) / Captain Carlsen, wife, and young daughters






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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - September 23, 2003
Subject: Ike Joins, Church Comes, Troops Watch and Ship Sinks!
In this volkume..
We first see Ike take his first steps to becoming the President of the United states by becoming a replublican candidate for election. Nothing really earth shattering here, unless you can't get enough of that impossibly jingoey 'We Like Ike" slogan.
Nice footage of a snowstorm that happened at California. Great footage of a rescue of a snowtrapped train.
Winston Churchill comes to Washington and NYC and well, since this is NYC, they throw a parade for him. Pretty nice one too.
More foolish troops watch a nuclear bomb test in Nevada. They seem to not mind the radioactive dust blowing on to them..
Rather silly segment about a man who can carve figures out of vegetavles. Might as well throw them into a soup like the woman did at the end.
We then show a pretty blah demonstration of a slo mo camera that is said to be able catch missles in flight. That is not shown, instead, we see a slow mo plane.
Hawaii is then profiled, as it was on the verge of becoming a US state. Mmmmkay.
We end it off with a protrait of a ship captain who thought he could save his ship, finally he wa convinced to get off of it. Everyone is moved to this, NYC has (yes) a parade for him. and his hometown also has one too.
Pretty standard stuff this time!
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